Budget and Finance Committee chairman Rush Bricken told the commission during a meeting this past week that except for the possible last-minute addition of three correction officers, the budget should be ready for a vote at the July commission meeting. The commissioners were told that the budget is balanced, but will have to use the unassigned general fund balance. The budget director noted that this year’s total expenditures were originally estimated at just over $16 million and was later amended to include an additional million.
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The decision comes after bassist Ted Dwane received treatment this week for a blood clot on his brain.
The band made the announcement on its Facebook page.
The band postponed three shows earlier this week after the blood clot was discovered, but hoped to play Bonnaroo on Saturday night.
There is no word on what act will replace Mumford & Sons in the headlining slot in front of 100,000 fans.
Dwane is recovering from the procedure and was not ready to play Saturday.
Rather than perform with a replacement, the London-based Grammy-award-winning folk rock band decided to pull out.
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A Manchester man died after being struck by a vehicle as he crossed a Manchester street. According to a report by Tennessee Highway Patrolman Tommy Lyles, around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday night Roger Shelton, 54, was attempting to cross the roadway at the intersection of Highway 41 Highway 55 in Manchester. As Shelton crossed the roadway he was struck by a 2000 Mack truck operated by Kenneth Marcom, 52, of Manchester. Shelton was transported to United Regional Medical Center and then flown by helicopter to Vanderbilt Medical Center where he died shortly after arriving at the hospital of his injuries. Manchester Police assisted at the accident scene.
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There was a fatal wreck on I-24 in Murfreesboro on Thursday morning shortly after midnight. Two people were killed in the 10-vehicle wreck at Exit 81 in the East Bound Lane.
A tractor trailer truck operated by H & O Transport of Campbellsville, KY hit multiple vehicles including another 18-wheeler when the driver was unable to stop in time for slowed traffic because of a previous wreck at mile marker 89. Two of the cars involved in the fatal wreck went up in flames in a matter of seconds and state troopers and sheriff deputies were able to extinguish one fire, but the second roared out of control. It was in that second vehicle that two persons died.
In addition to the two fatal accident victims, three people were taken to Vanderbilt Medical Center by way of helicopter and two more were taken by ambulance to Vanderbilt and eight others were not transported. The deceased were identified as Brandon Wilson, 28, of Lawrenceburg, IN, and Deja Morris, 25, of West Harrison, IN. We do know that some of those involved in the wreck were headed to Bonnaroo.
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Manchester police seized approximately $2,500 worth synthetic drugs yesterday morning at motel. According Manchester Police Chief Investigator Billy Butler, Officer Ernie Colvin and Sgt. Justin Smith received information that the drugs could be found in a room at the Country Inn. When the officers arrived they were granted permission to enter and located 25 bags of the synthetic drug in the room. Since no one claimed the drugs no charges were filed and the officers are continuing to investigate the incident.
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Two California men headed to Bonnaroo were arrested overnight after officers found several different illegal drugs inside their Nashville hotel room.
An officer was flagged down around 12:30 a.m. Thursday by an employee at the Holiday Inn on Broadway, saying there were two men smoking marijuana, making a commotion, and refusing to leave their room after it was requested.
Officers smelled marijuana as they approached the room, and said 36-year-old Jamie O’Kain, of Hermosa Beach, California, admitted there was a small amount of marijuana in the room when he answered the door.
During a consented search of the room, officers found ten grams of cocaine, 207.5 grams of marijuana, 49.3 grams of hallucinogenic mushrooms, 5.5 Adderall pills without a prescription and 22 tramadol pain pills prescribed to John Dorksy.
O’Kain and Brandon Dorsky, 30, of Los Angeles, were both charged with felony drug possession within 1,000 feet of a drug-free school zone (within 1,000 feet of Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet High School) and criminal trespassing for refusing to leave the hotel.
Dorksy was held in the Metro Jail in lieu of $297,000 bond, while O’Kain remained in jail in lieu of $228,000 bond.
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The Coffee County Ambulance Authority has selected a new director for the ambulance service. The five-member Authority voted unanimously to hire Michael Bonner, the former owner of private ambulance service Trans Med, Inc.
According to Ambulance Authority chairman, Jimmy Bradford, Bonner has verbally accepted the job and is set to formalize it in writing today. Bonner worked for Coffee County ambulance in the past, a fact which Authority members felt would be an advantage. In addition, he is currently serving as environmental safety advisor for a company in Dayton.
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This past Sunday (June 9th) around 9:40am in the morning, a 2012 Gray Infiniti G37 was stolen from Stan McNabb Chevrolet on North Jackson St in Tullahoma. There were at least four people involved in the theft. The vehicle they arrived in was an early 2000′s model Chevrolet Venture van. If you have any information regarding the car theft please contact Trent McNabb at 931.455.3451 or call the Tullahoma Police Department at 931-455-0530.
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